Dr. Cooper-DeHoff honored with cardiology investigator award

Rhonda M Cooper-DeHoff

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy has awarded Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., M.S., an associate professor of pharmacotherapy and translational research, with its 2015 Cardiology Practice and Research Network Distinguished Investigator Award. The honor was given in recognition of her significant and long-lasting research contributions to the field of cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. As a UF faculty member, Cooper-DeHoff has played a leadership role in several studies, including the NIH-funded Pharmacogenomics of Antihypertensive Responses, or PEAR, studies as well as the INternational VErapamil-Trandolapril STudy, or INVEST, which enrolled more than 22,500 patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease. Her research interests include the pharmacogenomics and pharmacometabolomics of blood pressure and adverse metabolic responses to antihypertensive drugs.